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California's Skilled Workforce of the Future Must Begin Training in the Classroom

A skilled workforce is seen as key to turning the California economy around.

California Workers Face a Growing Education Gap, Study Says

A growing education gap in California could diminish workers’ chances of finding jobs in the coming years, according to a study.

April 2, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
Applicants' Weak Math Skills Sum Up Problem for Those Looking to Hire

Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing in Tacoma, they have to take a math test.

April 3, 2013 | The Seattle Times
UC, CSU Systems Revamping A-G Criteria in Advance of Common Core

As California's K-12 schools move to new common core curriculum, the state's public four-year university systems are also revising their entrance course guidelines to provide clearer direction for high schools developing new standards-aligned, college-required classes.

April 8, 2013 | K-12 Daily
High School Students Doing Your Taxes For Free

High schools across the country are turning students as young as freshmen into IRS-certified tax preparers and having them do free tax returns for low-income community members in partnership with the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

April 14, 2013 | USA Today
State Schools Chief Praises Oxnard Union's Career Technology Education Program

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson met with local education, business and community leaders today to discuss the importance of collaborating across sectors to improve students’ college and career readiness.

Oakland Board Considers Gary Yee for Acting Schools Chief

Oakland Unified School District board member Gary Yee is expected to take over as acting superintendent following the recent resignation of Superintendent Tony Smith, district officials announced Sunday.

AUSD Is Leading the Way

The Antioch Unified School District is leading the way in a statewide effort for High School Reformation.

April 23, 2013 | The Antioch Herald
Duncan Spells Out Education Agenda to Congress

Education Secretary Arne Duncan detailed his upcoming education agenda in testimony last week before the Senate.

April 23, 2013 | The Washington Post